At least 2-3 times a week I have people ask me how our adoption process is going. I have one answer: SLOW. There have been a number of unforseen things that have slowed the process down, and after a year we are still working on our dossier!
The latest hurdle was due to fingerprinting. My grandmother lives with us, and she had to get fingerprinted, too. Sadly hers didn’t work after two tries. (I told her it’s because she’s worked her fingers to the bone for 77 years!) The alternative was we had to get police reports for every place she’s lived. With that done, hopefully we can move on to the next step soon. We’ve mailed the reports in and now we’re waiting to hear.
The one thing God keeps reminding me is that He has a child in mind for us, and when she’s ready we’ll be ready.
In the meantime I’m asking for your prayers–mainly that we’ll be patient with God’s perfect timing. (I want to ask for prayers for things to speed up, but alas God’s timing is perfect, and I desire His will above my own.)
In the meantime, also please pray for all the little girls in China. Here is a video that someone sent me today. Get out the tissues!